Patricia Kolling (Physical Therapist, Retired). Patricia Kolling has a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in Seattle. She worked in clinical settings with all age groups for 20 years before assuming an administrative role with a large, long term care company. She helped develop physical, occupational and speech-language pathology programs in the acute rehabilitation / long term care setting. She has been an OSU Certified Master Gardener since 2007, and has used her clinical expertise to keep people gardening regardless of age, level of function and disability.
Garden Smarts: Beating the Aches and Pains: Have you found that it’s harder to garden now? Is getting up and down to weed and plant difficult or impossible? Learn about modifications and adaptations that you can make to garden smarter, safer and more efficiently. This includes adapting tools, using various methods to minimize your effort, basic posture and lifting techniques, safety concerns and using creativity to accomplish gardening goals. Presentation will include examples of solutions to common disabilities that gardeners face as they age.